Bear Music #50

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There is nothing more we love here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite…

It has been a while since we’ve had any new material from Roger Waters but today I discovered his latest album – Is This The Life We Really Want? – and I have to say I am quite impressed. I was beginning to think the old guy was past his sell by date but no, his new album is growing on me with every listen. Perhaps my favourite track at the moment is “Wait For Her” a real emotional gemstone.

The new album closes with three love songs. The lyrics for the first of them, “Wait for Her,” were inspired by an English translation of “Lesson from the Kama Sutra” by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Roger has said of the closing trio of songs: “They’re romantic, certainly. They’re about different kinds of love. They’re erotic, partly. The embodiment of the female. But it’s also about the transcendental nature of love. Love, if we’re lucky enough to be exposed to it and brave enough to embrace it, can transcend us from the mundane to the sublime.”

The closing three-song mini-suite was inspired by a past relationship. “I had a love affair a couple of years ago,” Roger told Mojo earlier this year, “which was very short lived but very passionate and that kicked me to a different place. So that was the idea that love could be transcendentally experienced and you can dispense with a lot of negative aspects if you’re prepared to embrace love. Whether it’s love for a woman or for liberty, or empathy for a little girl, it’s hugely important.”

The video was made by Sean Evans, who told Rolling Stone magazine: “When Roger wrote this song, his adaptation of the poem took on a sensual yet melancholy tone, and the video needed to represent that. It needed to show femininity and sexuality but also needed to have an air of loss and pain, and longing for a time that was.”

As for the dancer’s scar in the video, Evans said, “That mark was important to the video – it is a symbol of the physical torment refugees endure.” The scar, like the lyrics on the album is symbolic of the tragic death of three-year-old Syrian boy Alan Kurdi, a refugee whose body washed up on a Turkish shore in September 2015.

Evans also told Rolling Stone that he and Waters have ideas for further chapters in the story…

Roger Waters – Wait For Her

Roger Waters – Wait For Her

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20 Comments on “Bear Music #50”

  1. Love the music and great lyrics.

    With the patience of a packhorse
    Loaded for the mountains
    Like a stoic, noble prince
    Wait for her

    One day dad someone will find the patience for a chimpton and maybe it will be for more than a camel. ?

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